Eleven peackeepers killed in Somalia attack: AU

MOGADISHU Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:50pm EST

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MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Insurgent attacks in Somalia's capital Mogadishu killed 11 peacekeepers from Burundi on Sunday and seriously wounded 15, the African Union said.

"The Burundian contingent of the AU mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has been under intense mortar attacks since February 17, 2009," the statement said.

"These attacks have reached today an unprecedented level, resulting in the killing of 11 Burundian soldiers, while 15 others have sustained serious injuries. Last Friday, another Burundian peacekeeper was killed."

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